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they rarely use switch back it's incredulous. they feel it's a common experience in their muni experience as it is mine. now we will switch back to me. what i want to say one of the main findings in the report is the fact that out of all the transit systems we interviewed only one used switchbacks as muni does to -- >> can i interrupt you and ask you about that? >> yes. >> perhaps i missed it, but can you talk a little bit about the other jurisdictions that you spoke with? >> you know what we're going to have in jack's report -- he's going to talk about how we chose the other jurisdictions. >> great. >> and jack and i interviewed them together and some of the other jurors joined in on the interviews but our selection was based on the controller's report that compared systems and we selected the list from the controller and contacted those systems. we were also told that all of the systems in europe use switchbacks as a tool, so we took advantage of a vacation to contact three systems in paris, and speak to representative who knew about those three systems. we then confirmd that intervi
, and thanking the mayor and our supervisors. [ applause ] what i usually like to do is to remind all of us that this is sacred ground. the people who came before most of us, the native people who came before us believed that this ground was sacred and no one is an owner. we are stewards of this ground. the dirt that you are going to play in and plant in is the legacy that those people have left us. it's really appropriate, i think that we have gone to all corners of the city. we have gone east and south and west and we conclude here in the north with our final blessing of this land here in north beach, the home of so many wonderful poets and authors, writers, who bring great honor to this land. and there is nothing that i can think of more honorable than a library that will bring together all of the worlds that we know and many worlds that we don't yet know will all be on this land for all of us for years to come. thank you so much for your support. we're going to continue to need it as we go forward building. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, jule. i see another former library commiss
today for us. that's my view of it. i know i am taking a view that's a more strict reading of the code at issue, but i think in interpreting what has been presented before me that we do not have jurisdiction, so i would lean in the direction of commissioner lazarus. >> do you have a motion? >> there was a motion made by commissioner lazarus to deny the jurisdiction request, so we can call the role on that if commissioners are ready. mr. pacheko. >> we have a motion from commissioner lazarus to deny this issue to not invoke subject matter jurisdiction over the mta's resolution. on that motion vice president fung. >> no. >> president hwang. >> aye. >> and commissioner hurtado. >> no. >> thank you. the vote is two to two. three votes would be needed to grant jurisdiction, so a jurisdiction is denied over this resolution. >> so commissioners on this motion fails just to be clear unless another motion is made and no jurisdiction is granted like was said. okay. so hearing no further motion president hwang do you want to call the next item or take a break? >>i would like to take a break
it for me? >> sure. basically he is saying that the terminology used in the original report is fine. i used language that what would be the traditional academic version of the language and he is okay. he doesn't feel there is a reason to make change scption he understands it's it was done accordingly and reasons why i changed the language is primarily it was the language used in the city and since was to deal with san francisco and the discussion going on at the time i wanted to keeplet language the same to that discussion and why i had the definitions the way it was and he wanted changes made that were more traditional in nature. >> are you a academic or a card carrying member of a amdemmic institution? >> no. >> thank you. >> before we take any action is there any member of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none public comment is closed. mr. fried in terms of here, the lafco we can make the changes? >> yes, you can or if you don't want to. >> it's up to the commission. commissioner avalos. >> i don't feel strongly about makes changes. the report was complete
agenda and needs. it's not what we are here to do today for us. that's my view of it. i know i am taking a view that's a more strict reading of the code at issue, but i think in interpreting what has been presented before me that we do not have jurisdiction, so i would lean in the direction of commissioner lazarus. >> do you have a motion? >> there was a motion made by commissioner lazarus to deny the jurisdiction request, so we can call the role on that if commissioners are ready. mr. pacheko. >> we have a motion from commissioner lazarus to deny this issue to not invoke subject matter jurisdiction over the mta's resolution. on that motion vice president fung. >> no. >> president hwang. >> aye. >> and commissioner hurtado. >> no. >> thank you. the vote is two to two. three votes would be needed to grant jurisdiction, so a jurisdiction is denied over this resolution. >> so commissioners on this motion fails just to be clear unless another motion is made and no jurisdiction is granted like was said. okay. so hearing no further motion president hwang do you want to call the next item
of the committee is. >> let me just ask you. there seems to be a disagreement about the use of switch backs and maybe you can talk from your point of view why you use them and let's start with that. >> okay. i think in terms of knowing -- we don't get up in the morning and say we have a goal to switchbacks. they're service management technique or tactic to make adjustment to recover from a significant delay and for us, and this is when we talked about the grand jury report when we first were briefed on it our concern was this was a lost opportunity, a lost opportunity to talk about muni service. in other words, what are the things that cause delays? what are the things we need to be doing to improve on time performance from crew reliability? what are the specific actions? what are the specific things? that's what we wanted to have. the higher the on time performance the less runs that are missed, the less vehicles break down, there is a less of a need for switchbacks. switchbacks are a symptom to us or a tactic, not part of the problem, so when do we use them? we use them when you h
of dollars to go to take them to the court, so please, please give us that right to appeal. i'm 55 years old. they're trying to steal my retirement. they're trying to rob my family's future. every part of my body is giving up on me. now i need the medallion and in the process i'm going to be left out and drivers like me are going to be left out, so please, please give us the right to appeal which is no cost to us. otherwise we all going to go where? we be homeless. thank you very much. again i am maleem malik. thank you very much. have a good evening. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> hello. my name is ed heely and have been a cab driver for 27 years. i also write a blog and i probably spent -- oh my god, three to $400 going to meetings of the mta of various kinds, and i can say this for the first couple of years they were listening to cab drivers and paying attention to what they said, and they came up with a pilot plan which gave money to the city, and cabs to drivers -- allowed drivers to retire and continue to list. however for the last year -- i mean director's contention
give us the right to appeal which is no cost to us. otherwise we all going to go where? we be homeless. thank you very much. again i am maleem malik. thank you very much. have a good evening. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> hello. my name is ed heely and have been a cab driver for 27 years. i also write a blog and i probably spent -- oh my god, three to $400 going to meetings of the mta of various kinds, and i can say this for the first couple of years they were listening to cab drivers and paying attention to what they said, and they came up with a pilot plan which gave money to the city, and cabs to drivers -- allowed drivers to retire and continue to list. however for the last year -- i mean director's contention they balanced all aspects of the transportation industry does not seem correct. they have -- i don't know what he's done with the buses and the bicycles and the rest of them, but the mta board had a change. personnel and they stopped listening to anything the cab drivers said. people made reference to the taxi advisory council. this was a body that met for t
comparing us to la. we have decided that before we have that discussion, here at the commission, that we should have interested persons meetings with the public. and get some input from them. so we schedule two of them for december. and then we planned to bring that report before you for the january meeting. >> that is a good idea. >> to answer your question, going back to the scheduling. >> sure. >> so for december, we don't... there is nothing on tentatively schedule for the 14th, december 14th? >> no. >> there is not. >> okay. thank you. >> okay. anything public comment? >> on the executive director's report. >> thank you, dr. kerr again. this chart on the first page of the director's report, that has 6 categories of investigations and enforcements, mr. st. croix introduced that chart in 2006, but the first month that this chart was introduced that was whistle blower/sunshine ordinance. since then, in the last six years, the word whistle blower has not appeared. now whistle blower retaliation is arguably a more serious problem than any of these because it involves the destruction of s
. >> and miss ly. >> here. >> i would like to stand up and joint us for the pledge of allegiance. okay. we are going to we have a fairly nice agenda for today and hopefully we will zip there it. >> item a, approval of board minutes of may, 8, 22, october 9ed. >> any objections? >> seeing none? >> mr. yee. >> yes. miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus, yes. >> miss norton. >> miss wynn? aye. >> and mr. yee. aye. >> item b. >> presentation of the board of education superintendant report. >> superintendant carranza? >> thank you, members of the board and the public and good evening this evening and i am very excited to say thank you for joining us and as you can tell, we are very, very excited because before i shared my thoughts for the evening, i want to say go giants. >> yes. [ applause ] >> so, we want to congratulate our home town giants on a great, great playoff season. and victory in the world series. so, what i would like to do is share a few comments with you this evening. we were very, very honored, a couple of nights ago to be part of the university of california san francisco community par
think the director there of outreach is lisa fizano. they have "share the air" days alerts and use the social media. they involve the directors to reach out to businesses for spare the air day and benefits and i think we can have a robust program and the wheel has been invented and we could modify it for our needs. >> okay. i want to make sure that i set the right expectations for the meeting on the 30th, the joint meeting. what we are proposing to discuss is sort of the scope and purpose of the preenrollment and opt out, what communities we're proposing to go to. once we have clarity from our policy makers on the approach we're -- sort of the audience, then we can dig into, okay, how do we best reach the audience? so we won't be doing that on the 30th with the plan. we want to make sure we have the audience right first and the detail behind that will follow and it might be constructive to spend some time on the 30th getting more ideas and examples and models from the policy makers, from the commission, the two commissions. that might be a constructive item for discussion. ma
about the will of the voters, from the people from the sf mta keep reminding us about. the voters went eight times to the polls to knock aside challenges to prop k which said permits to cab drivers and which this prop k went through in 2007 it was in the dead of night figuratively speaking, and i would like to point out one thing -- i looked at it again today and 10,000 words long and many pages in the pamphlet and 67 words were relevant to this. they hit it in the middle in the tiny print but it does say had should a transfer to the sf mta occur it should have the same exclusive authority. i would like to emphasize the same. it doesn't say stripping drivers of their basic human rights. if the board of appeals doesn't have jurisdiction in this honestly i don't know what its purpose is. please help us. please take this case. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> and good evening board. my name is benjamin balace and a cab driver here in san francisco. i would like to give you a little background of who i am and why i am here to speak today. i started driving a car here in san f
be used to revoke, and the code is pretty clear under 3011 of the municipal police code that if in fact there is a conviction that's discovered by the permitting authority that that conviction, which in this case is the malicious mischief to a vehicle, can be used to to revoke, so practically speaking i think what will happen here is if you decide to allow mr. johnson -- because of these mistakes that were made, these due process mistakes -- if you allow him -- overrule the police department and allow him to keep the permit for bay bridge towing i assume the police department will probably bring some administrative action to revoke that permit based on the discovery of this conviction, so you will probably be here again, so that's the practical matter, and that's why i am putting forward this idea that since this is a de novo hearing that you consider that conviction new. you consider it here, and apply it in this case in regard to the revocation as well. thank you. if you have any questions i'm -- >> yes officer. how does the department define the four year period? the appellant in
completed. we have life line funding which is for corridor improvements and used for those accessibility improvements. >> thank you. it's on ocean but on san jose as well where it's inaccessible sidewalks and ramps that are actually very dangerous. >> right. so i think san jose crush ramp improvements are done by the green yard rail project and fully funded. our board is going to be approving the contract this afternoon. moving on to -- speaking of that contract one of its key components is a new accessible boarding platform on san jose for the j and the k where people are now boarding in an area that is very close to the tracks. it has major safety inaccessibility problems so this will help address that. >> are those tracks actually going to be moved? right now there is the bench point i put on the screen last week at the board of supervisors meeting so the tracks moved and the poles taken out? is that part of the project? >> we are moving to move the poles to remove the pinch points. there isn't enough room to change the track alignment. it's so tight and part of the overall big
doesn't have jurisdiction in this honestly i don't know what its purpose is. please help us. please take this case. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> and good evening board. my name is benjamin balace and a cab driver here in san francisco. i would like to give you a little background of who i am and why i am here to speak today. i started driving a car here in san francisco about nine years ago in 23. and i went to cab school and you should sign up for a medallion under proposition k so i thought about it. i started driver a cab. i enjoyed it. i made a little money. obviously i'm not wealthy but i enjoy today and a year and a half later i went and said i am ben and want to sign up for a medallion. and i paid my money and have been waiting since. in the interim friends have gone off to graduate school and other jobs and i'm still here driving a cab because i signed up on the waiting list for a medallion. and that was my life plan. here i am eight years ago and the rug is being pulled out from under me and many others. this plan to issue the permits directly to the cab
for denial is reasonable as i stated. those same reasons, convictions would be used to revoke, and the code is pretty clear under 3011 of the municipal police code that if in fact there is a conviction that's discovered by the permitting authority that that conviction, which in this case is the malicious mischief to a vehicle, can be used to to revoke, so practically speaking i think what will happen here is if you decide to allow mr. johnson -- because of these mistakes that were made, these due process mistakes -- if you allow him -- overrule the police department and allow him to keep the permit for bay bridge towing i assume the police department will probably bring some administrative action to revoke that permit based on the discovery of this conviction, so you will probably be here again, so that's the practical matter, and that's why i am putting forward this idea that since this is a de novo hearing that you consider that conviction new. you consider it here, and apply it in this case in regard to the revocation as well. thank you. if you have any questions i'm -- >> yes officer.
of 1.5 billion dollars. and this brings us to today's allocation request. this is for the cboss which is the acronym for the over lay signal system and type of advanced signal system. there are many types and this is the one cal train has chosen to use, and this system is basically to track train locations and prevent unsafe movements and consist of on board equipment and weigh side equipment. the total budget is $231 million. the system in addition to improving the signals and safety has also the added benefit of shortening travel times and also reducing gate down times so improving crossings for traffic. it has a variety of elements from data link communications and computers with digitized maps on the trains. one of the more important features is the throttle brake interface and take over for the operator if the operator is not stopping the train when they should be and basically slows down the train and stops it, and it also includes center facility displays and equipment. part of this program will also train staff and operator staff in using this system and update all the d
there -- i think it's useful to spend time briefing folks on the rules of engagement are from that legislative effort as much as we know them, but it won't be exactly the same experience because of that. >> well i think that it would be helpful to have that context. i think that would be useful -- i imagine for both commissions to do that. ms. miller. >> and i am just assuming and barbara i know we will talk off line that we will have an update on shell and mobile energy if there are issues or status of where we are with those two contracts. >> great. colleague any other questions? again we want to thank staff and puc for their presentation. we have taken public comment on this item. why don't we now go to item six. >> item six public comment. members of the public may address the commission on matters that are within their jurisdiction and not on today's agenda. >> any public comment? seeing none public comment is closed. item seven. >> item seven future agenda items. >> and now i would like -- oh commissioner avalos. >> sure. thank you chair campos. just -- i of havin
do find it meaningful that the city attorney reminds us that we have no legal conflict either individually or collectively. i have no obligation to the executive director, the executive director obligation is to the commission as a group and to the city and county, not personal. i can understand why we don't have staff to investigate their supervisor, that makes complete sense. so in trying to... i just want you to create a window where we didn't just rush to do something that thoughtful people were flagging for. but as we were trying to construct it, as a question of legal conflict and of our confidence to do it and our responsibility to do it, which is the other part mr. gibner raised. there is the past practice, the past example involving the deputy director, where we did seek counsel from others so that it would not be a staff colleague doing the investigation, but this body handled it. and i quite honestly can't remember if i was on at that time, and if so, whether we analyzed this, i came on in 07, probably not in time for that item. and i think that it is fair for peopl
allowed the pack to build staffing and infrastructure that help us be functional. without having to take money from the district and money that we feel should be supporting classrooms too, which is the lee foundation and the dela back family fund and we could not do without them. and we still have a pack report to do and i feel like i need to stop talking. we are going to leave after the pack report and go celebrate. don't take it personally. >> so we are going to move on to item d, student delegate's report, ly and wong. >> we attended the commission meeting, we heard supplement the budget supplemental that would provide $5 million to the school district. and the student council support thises and is interested in working with the youth commission to continue recommendations for effective credit recovery options. fcc is getting involved with improving the school meals and i met with paula jones with the director of department of public health. the reps will be taste testing for the bid of evaluation for a potential new vender. they will be developing the revisions to the policy. they ha
that mr. hau. because c3-699-13, appears to use the term to the extent permitted by state law. >> i draw your attention, commissioner hur to section 1040 b. i'm assuming that state law takes precedence over 699-13. i would assume, sir, that you would know that 1040 should take precedence over the city charters or this particular government conduct code which is not even at the city charter level, if i am right. >> 1040 b, clearly states, a public entity is a privilege to refuse to disclose official information... unless disclosure is forbidden. there is nothing >> in the act of the u.s. congress or any other statue that forbids the disclosure of the information that i am seeking. >> except that there is another paragraph, mr. shaw. i mean the basis for miss herrick's analysis is 1040 b2. she is not claiming that there is an act of congress that forbids this. she is claiming that the necessity for perceiving confidentiality out weighs disclosure. >> commissioner hur, let me respond to that question and that is, sunshine ordinance, if you have ever read it specifically bars every agency in
of the sustainable streets division. i thought it would be good for us to get an update on what was discussed there. i think there are a lot of things we can learn from other cities that are going through the same challenges that we are with our multi-modal shift and goals. i know they recently came out in an urban streets design guide. [speaker not understood] called out transportation planners as being so important to the future of america. so, i know that we have thankfully some of the best and the brightest in the nation. so, i think it would be really interesting to just get an update from them about what went on there and what it's going to mean for us and our work. >> thank you. members, we'll ask mr. haley and mr. reiskin report back to the meeting. unfinished business? seeing none. >> item 7, directors report. and we are anticipating scott wiener shortly. >> better hang onto that for the first part. i will go to the next one, if i may, mr. chairman. let me take the first awardee that we'll recognize is alan ewan who is a senior of fair collection receiver in the revenue department. he has
dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we co
at it. also i want to ask everyone to share refreshments with us in our break out room and you have the opportunity to talk to the admiral personally. i will be very brief on my remarks. much of mine have been covered. we are planning -- doing a lot of planning for the world series. we want to make sure that we create a parade and event after we win the world series that it's safe and enjoyable for the public, and so we had a meeting earlier this week and we will have a meeting once we clinch to plan the parade with all the public safety representatives. we really have great representation from everyone. right now today urban shield is starting. it's the largest exercise i think in the united states or one of them. over 3500 law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i t
and to hide that from public scrutiny. the whistle blower laws are not be used to protect the whistle blower but to protect the target. they are being used to hide the true facts of the investigation and to allow the city agency and employees to evade their actions. they hide the extent and the validity of the investigative process used by the ethics staff and the public records law are always intended to disclose rather than conceal public matters. instead these laws are purposefully misinterpreted to protect the agencies in question but also the ethics staff. as far as you not having a conflict of interest, let's look at the arts commission when they got the report from the civil grand jury that listed what they had done, including spending $300,000 on things that they had no legal authority to do so. charging fees, that they had no legal authority and fire the cultural director and replace the head of the commission. the bottom line is if you were a commission and you were in charge of a staff and a staff screws up it reflects on you. you can't sit there and say, oh, if we find our execut
't remember the office at the moment for the commitments and that is part of coming back to us and the funding. >> okay great. thank you. >> thank you chair avalos. >> thank you very much. any members of the public that would like to comment? okay. we will close public comment. and that is our three. if we can go on to item four please. >> item four is recommend appointment of three members to the citizens advisory committee. >> thank you erica. we have three seats that are open. i believe i did talk with supervisor carmen chu. i think they're looking for a fourth one. we have someone here to talk about these positions. >> yes. good morning members and court ree geary and this is on page 17 of the packet and has 11 member advisory committee and each serves a year term and the programs and plans committee and recommends and appoints members. neither staff or the citizens advisory committee make recommendations on appointment. on page 20 you can see a list of folks that submitted applications for appointment to the citizens advisory committee. on page 19 you see information with the c
of these that have been completed with this one, and the proper use of our library bonds program from beginning from the year 2000 with the great partnership of dpw and so forth. there are more great partnerships to be guilt because guess what we're doing with the bonds that publicly improves, we're honoring these kids' future. this is a place where there is going to be invent, sharing, yes, exploring, meeting, oh, gosh, what else did we miss? >> meeting. >> instructor: yes, meeting and sharing and exploring and inventing and reading. of course. we're just going to have so much of this and i'm so happy to be working with the supervisors who also know this. because we're working together on things that you believe in. and i'm waiting for the chance, when board president chiu and scott wiener have their kids and when they come to north beach branch library, they will remember this day, when they bring their kids up to the front and say mayor lee and luis herrera and everybody worked together to get this done. and, by the way, more is to come when we all work together. because today is about a confi
goldstein for furnishing the city attorney's opinion and affording us the opportunity to respond to it and i'm going to do it point by point. the city attorney contends proposition a of 2007 stripped the right for taxi permit decisions from the charter, and i addressed this at length the last time, but let me say that right persists in the clear language of the charter language and no where in proposition a or the it weres presented to the voters was the loss of appeal rights ever mentioned. two charter sections here -- here it is can be easily reconciled and it didn't affect the right of appeal. the city attorney further claims that the mta's action was administrative decision and immune from appeal and even if a special class of permits is legislative act those issuance is grant subject to appeal. on that point the city attorney argues that the mta's was not a grant of permits because it required subsequent administrative action, but that action was simply a staff decision about the distribution of the med dallians. were we required to wait for the permits to be issued and file 10 sep
that is important to the appellant but can you help us. >> that is under the planning code and have to go through the neighborhood notification to develop in that area. >> they meaning the owners of the other lot. >> correct, yeah. the adjacent property. >> i'm confused. your letter is developable. >> there is nothing as far as i know from stopping someone from the adjacent property to develop in what is essentially their side yard -- yeah, i mean it's on their lot. it's when we look at the parcel maps it's their property so this just clarifies the record. >> so again the difference -- the fundamental difference or effect of your revised letter versus the original letter. >> so the revised letter again was something that we did i think to clarify the department's position this is a legal lot and give in the ability to appeal it here, so i guess that is more meaningful to have the board make a decision whether or not the zoning administrator has the authority or abuse the discretion saying this is a legal lot under the plang koatd, the 25 by 50. if it's a question of i wasn't asked the questio
strip of land so neither us as owners of the corner lot or the adjoining neighbor are able to build or obstruct that piece of land regardless of who has proper owner should -- ownership and the law be we held and the way the lot is today someone could apply for a permit and build on it. the reason we're asking the september 11, 2012 letter be revoked is the letter of determination was never requested by united states as owners. the. >> >> the variance was not requested. the variance requested also is not helpful. it actually causes more confusion and more problems. it contradicts the 1955 approval process of the lots and says our lot 33 can be legally non conforming. third, the planning commission in 1954 decision when they approved resolution 4350 they wanted that corner lot at lot 33 to have open space. that's why as a condition of the approval process for building those two adjoining buildings they required that what's now lot 38 give the 10-foot by 50-foot strip of land to the corner lot. by granting the variance in september 11 the planning department now makes it impossib
. >> what do your maps show? >> that there is 498 hoffman and notice to restrictions and family use only. >> for 498. >> yes. >> does it show a lot number for it. >> lot 32. >> 32. okay. perhaps this question is better for mr. duffy but in terms of the 3r report how does that information change? >> i will let -- >> okay. >> -- discuss that. >> commissioners i will answer your questions commissioner fung. on the three hour report and i think i know why there is three family dwelling and reroofing permit and the 3r report. personally i think this should have been unknown on this one because there is a dispute with 87 permit and two family dwelling and 98 permit for addition of existing door with it and says on that three family dwelling but there is no record in the brief of the permit which tells me in 87 the last permit that we give said two legal dwelling units. if that permit come in 98 it would have to say going from two units to three units to change the unit count. if someone filled out an application then and we should have flagged that because that's not right in 87 the last
an audit background we have generally accepted the counties and auditing principles that help us in terms of documenting so that we are supporting the out comes or the reports. so it is very method cal. and are there procedures and (inaudible) to you and your controller's office, what documents should be kept in the file. and what should not? >> i don't know if we are that explicit in our manual. >> generally, do you... what is the delineation between this? or this correspondence and going in the file. here is the correspondence on the other side. that is justifying what (inaudible) in a file. so, again, what is needed. you will find in the audit world and the investigation world you are not having the kind of conversations are not generally noted. the general conversations, they become a part of your interview process and your record process. when you are doing the work. and especially on the whistle blower side, and in the investigation, side of the house. and even with the audit, yes, we set up the meetings and again, the meetings are recorded in a very formal matter, when we are inter
the approval process. we issued that letter in august. unbeimonst to us they submitted a request with public works to do a condo conversion so if units are opened -- owner occupied and we reviewed that. staff saw in the block books and what was shown is a lot that matched what is there today, so with that they approved it and found it code complying. then the appellant in this case appealed the issuance of the condo map that they applied for by the city to do the condo conversion. at that time they submitted a letter that they received from the department of public works in february which the county surveyor outlined a process they could determine the lot question. that's the first time i seen a written response from bruce and the letter they provided us, 60, 70 pages of materials this wasn't included with it, so that's the first time i had seen that document. one of the things we included in the initial letter of determination is clarifying language -- and the county surveyor can help you without with the questions of the lot issues, so it comes to the appeal of the condo. it has been
quickly. it's going to take us years of hard work and partnership and dedication to make that happen. i think we are forging those partnerships. i think there will be debated about centralize and decentralization but in the interim period or department heads make a determination about that i think it boils down to partnerships and i think department of technology and cio and coit we spend time creating these partnerships and the consolidation project is a great one. i also want to acknowledge the airport and the emergency management center and we have a great partnership with. we have a great partnership with labor and reclassify it positions and training program whereas in the past it was done on a department by department basis so i think we're creating those partnerships for success, but i think at the end of the day it's a transitional challenge for the organization to go from thinking of itself as minicorporations as they view themselves at times in independent departments to work together as a cohesive unit. it just grew up. we started in the main frame days and monolithic and
get for this $6 million a year? if you kind of price it out, this commission, its operation costs us a half a million dollars a month. half a million dollars a month. and what we just saw, which to me was just a rude goldberg throw it together we have no idea what we are doing, so let's just put something together now and hope to hell it works. i think that the board of supervisors saved your behinds because if they had voted to remove the sheriff it would have gone back to court and the judge would have said, recall is the way that you over turn a lawful election, not this put together, jury-rigged mistake for a procedure that you somehow tried to publicly defend. and if you break it down another way, we stand with your 17 employees in this report, 352,000 dollars per employee per year. and i will be honest with you, i come to these meetings and i can't see you doing a damn thing to make this city any more ethical, or any more open, in fact, what you just did in the last case was say, well, we are... we have not seen the file, and they won't tell us what is in the file, we don't kno
make ends meet to get my family housed. there are three of us living in a studio apartment. so, i know how difficult it is to find affordable housing. and really excited about this opportunity and looking forward to a partnership with the community and the mayor's office of housing and making this work. so, thank you to all of you and everyone that's worked on this. >> sounds like a motion to me. >> indeed it is. >> [speaker not understood]. >> yes, i shouldn't take anything for being involved. i'm very new to this. i checked out the station and it is obviously in need of improvement, [speaker not understood] moving forward with this. >> sounds like a second to me. >> it is. >> just bring up the fact this is such an important connection for city college students to make that area more walkable and the directors might remember we had an e-mail from the city college student a few weeks ago who was complaining about something that probably can help resolve that. his problem was parking at home when he had parked at city college and driving home and getting parking tickets in his neighborh
aquae and may have more for you before the next meeting. the last time you were speaking to us about this issue, i think you urged us to consider having the transition program cover 200, up to 200 on the list. i hear you today to 300. is there a reason for that or -- >>> just upon reflection and looking at the money, the fact that you alone have $100 million coming on the surrender program. i just know the people -- the thing is -- >> understood. >>> i want to say this. i know the people who are involved in who are in that last shes of 150. and they really thought that they were going to get a medallion late in their career and prop k got really toxic, you know, people would dwelt the medallion and crashing cabs because they were too old to drive, et cetera. no exit strategy. the more i looked at it, so, upon reflection i think it's a better deal. and i think you're going to get plenty of money even if you do this. >> okay. and then i'll ask for a specific answer on this otherwise tom will come over here and hit me with his gavel. thank you. can you give us an idea, generally and if
? >> that there is 498 hoffman and notice to restrictions and family use only. >> for 498. >> yes. >> does it show a lot number for it. >> lot 32. >> 32. okay. perhaps this question is better for mr. duffy but in terms of the 3r report how does that information change? >> i will let -- >> okay. >> -- discuss that. >> commissioners i will answer your questions commissioner fung. on the three hour report and i think i know why there is three family dwelling and reroofing permit and the 3r report. personally i think this should have been unknown on this one because there is a dispute with 87 permit and two family dwelling and 98 permit for addition of existing door with it and says on that three family dwelling but there is no record in the brief of the permit which tells me in 87 the last permit that we give said two legal dwelling units. if that permit come in 98 it would have to say going from two units to three units to change the unit count. if someone filled out an application then and we should have flagged that because that's not right in 87 the last permit was for two units and we have one th
november a hack-athon sponsored by green biz and others to develop an app that everyone can use. that's a great challenge. that's going to be so worthy of contributing to a goal that we've had about reducing our carbon footprint as a city. it's not just the households. once we get that data out we could look at the data from a community.re level and look at e data from a citywide level to see what we can do. i'm encouraged by that. i didn't want to give my data up to pg&e for various reasons. now iú] want to give it up for this challenge because i know people will be creative in having thisçe challenge to be something positive for the city. i wanted to announce that, get that out there with you, and join this wonderful challenge that you have, and think about how we could work together. meanwhile, in between that stuff and in between celebrating the month and doing things we have to write a proposal to win the superbowl in san francisco. thank you very much. thank you. >> [applause.] >> thank you, mayor lee. >> all right. we're on. apologies for the difficulties and i want t
thatÅe wednesday, we'd use it because we're going to lose the wednesday forhjwmç thanksgiving. but i suggest maybe we should go dark that second wednesday. >> i can't be here because i thought we were going to be dark and i'm going to boston. >> we will be dark next [u6kl wednesday. >> we didn't have any big items. >> great. commissioners, anything else you would likeem÷l to add to line item 3(d)? yes. >> one announcement. we're going to be in the district thisax z e month also, commissioner. police commission will be holding a special meeting this month ataénv[áeq a location other than city hall. the commission will meet in thÍp middle school 460 arguello, here in san francisco wednesday november( comments from the public@s]#=qlv and richmond station captain concerning public protection issues. >> thanks very much, inspector. is there any public comment regarding line items a3bcor d. hearing none public comment is closed. pleas5 >> discussion and possible action to appoint moises romero as to patrolc'
valued atmyx!>b approximately $875 for use of the san francisco police activities league law enforcement cadets$(vn >> supervisor chiu: do you have the memo in your child from the captain regarding thevd4&, pal? any questions regarding this? any public comment?ú>bt1+ regarding this? do i have ap 1 motion? >> i move that we approve. >> second. >> please callvcun: item 2. >> general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agenda but that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners, or department or occ personnel. under police commission rules ofaegsq order, during public comment, neither police or occ personnel nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented bywsno#:%roku! the public but may provide a brief response. individual2 and occ personnel should refrain however from5o5;cru entering into in he)én ei-d
on to lee burnette and creighton reed who has let us know he will not be able to be here today. mr. burnette. thank you. it's the same format as with the previous item. >> okay. hi. i am lee burnette. i'm a veteran and a student at city college. i served five years in the navy. moved here to start school and actually i've been very surprised and happy with san francisco. it's one of the most veteran friendly towns i've been to and i appreciate that. i feel i'm good for the position because since i've been at city college i was elected the veterans club alliance. i was elected one of the officers there. and basically with that we do pretty much everything, helping veterans get contacted into medical care, their education, housing, everything even their finances, and things. so that's a big issue. also i'm a volunteer at david chiu's office. and when i met david, he told me i could work on a passion project. honestly the biggest thing in the city and this state, you knowñ?ñ? since the wars have started, we've h
will use that as a default, for time period for coit and department of technology to work with this on the budget analyst or controller. for finding four and appoint two members without delay. from my understanding will be implemented and while the city has not moved on it for six months i expect this to be. >> >> six years i expect the city to work on this and get it done in the next six months or six weeks. next is have a plan and budget and reviewed by coit and to the mayor's office and the board of supervisors. again what is fascinating about the answers and all of the agencies are across the map. some say yes. some say no. some say it's implemented. some say it's not. it will be implemented and always a cit budget but not decisions related to that budget. recommendation number six. subject to coit approval of the i kr.d t budget and staffing plans coit and the cio must monitor adherence to these plans and i think what i will say for this should be implemented within the next six months. one of the challenges we face challenges here at the board and coit an
for a determination, the ultimate determination, or how has that worked in the past, so if you could educate us on that, that would be great. >> and to the extent that there was reference to public comment to a previous matter involving staff, if you know the specifics of that one. >> sure. >> it would be helpful. >> i can't actually speak to what happened in this case because i was not involved in the decision to send it to an outside body. but i can tell you that this practice is consistent with the past practice of the ethics commission. when either a member of the ethics commission staff or even a member of the ethics commission is charged with a violation of one of the laws under your jurisdiction, that you find an outside entity to handle the investigation, rather than in the shoes of the executive director. but then, the complaint comes back to the commission ultimately to decide. i believe that the reason for that is, that these laws, that the complain of governmental conduct code and the city charters authoritieses the ethics commission to make the determinations not a body pointed by
not heard before us. supervisor ferrell, i know you might want to add to that discussion. >> supervisor farrell: first of all i want to thank the existing members of the commission who came here today. thank you for your service. not only in armed forces, but on the commission itself. thank you so much for the time you've spent on that. to the applicants that came here today, thank you as well. not only for applying but for your service. again, as a kid who grew up with his dad in the air force, there's no higher duty and higher honor. so thank you all for what you have done. i agree, there is actually -- also, i would like to see mr. reed -- or at least give him a chance to appear. so let me make a suggestion. although maybe we could talk more about the seat six thing.tñ okay. so seat six says it's not officially to our city)@ñ?ñ? at, it's not officially a disabled seat by the rules of this committee. >> city attorney: that's right/ opinion it may have been at some point in the past when the commission was first created, that seat was designated for a person with a service related
francisco community that have been raised, not just by us, are more than ignored. they are mocked by a city administration fearing change. we believe that only the mayor can make the changes that we and others have proposed. no one else has the direct authority over government operations than he has. he can do it if he is willing to put the passionate leadership he puts in attracting tech business to the city and improving the organization and technology within san francisco government. perhaps we have to wait for a different administration for there to be a fair hearing on ways to improve technology. perhaps you, the board of supervisors, can take up this challenge. we hope you will. there was a better ending to our title report, deja vu all over again. that is "where there is a will there is a way .". thank you. >> thank you for the time and effort put into that report. any questions right now president chiu. all right. with that i would like to ask the mayor's office to come up. cindy is here representing the mayor's team with some responses and perhaps follow up questions. >> good
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